Oriol Rosell’s transfer to Sporting from Sporting Kansas City is completed and the Spanish midfielder has signed a 5-year contract with a €45,000,000 release clause.
The 21-year old will bolster Sporting’s midfield no doubt with European football in mind. No news of the transfer fee involved but O Jogo guesses that it is likely to be €1,000,000. Rosell becomes Sporting’s third signing this summer after the arrivals of Simeon Slavchev and Paulo Oliveira.
Elsewhere Record say that Sporting are still negotiating with Audax São Paulo for Rafael Martin’s after the forward’s excellent season at Vitória de Setúbal although they may meet competition from Benfica.
A Bola say that Sporting hope to close the deal for Ramy Rabia from Al-Ahly by the end of the week. The two clubs had disputed about the values for the 21-year old defender made his debut with the club at 17 and has already played several times for the Egyptian national team.
Stoke City are apparently after Diego Capel with Sporting wanting €8m for the player but Stoke would prefer a value around €4-5m.
Torino look set to beat Sporting to the signing of Josef Martínez from Young Boys. The 21-year old forward from Venezuela has impressed at FC Thun.
Club Tijuana’s 24-year old attacking midfielder Fidel Martínez is another name mentioned in the papers as interesting Sporting. Sporting may consider the Ecuadorian as an eventual replacement for Diego Capel.
Sporting are also considering the possibility of signing Nacional’s Fernando Marçal to deputise for Jefferson.